Youth role in achieving the sustainable development in Azerbaijan discussed during the UN Day

Baku, Azerbaijan – Since joining the United Nations in March 1992, Azerbaijan has transformed itself into a middle income country and made several successful efforts to position itself on the international arena. In September 2015, Azerbaijan, along with all UN Member States, endorsed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its accompanying Sustainable Development Goals.

In observance of The UN Day, the United Nations in Azerbaijan convened a Panel Discussion on Monday 24 October at  ADA University on the role of youth in achieving the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals in Azerbaijan. The panel hosted by ADA University aimed to foster youth inclusion in achieving the global goals, including integrating the sustainable development goals into national policies as well as monitoring and progress-reviewing processes. The discussion was facilitated by experts from the Government, the Parliament and United Nations, and was followed by a question and answer session, which provided ample space for a lively dialogue with the audience.

Azerbaijan, along with all United Nations Member States, endorsed the 2030 Agenda at the UN Summit in September 2015, committing itself to taking the bold and transformative steps, which are urgently needed to shift the world into a sustainable and resilient path.

To make progress towards the 2030 Agenda and the global goals, the Government of Azerbaijan established the National Coordination Council on Sustainable Development. The United Nations system in Azerbaijan welcomed the Presidential Decree and is committed to supporting the National Council in its efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The 2030 Agenda pursues an ambitious effort to guide the whole world towards the path to eradicating poverty, promoting well-being, ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education, transforming the economy into more sustainable patterns, addressing inequalities, fighting climate change and protecting the world’s natural resources and ecosystems in the world over the next 15 years.

The 2030 Agenda places emphasis on young people who will be benefitting from the global goals in the decades to come and therefore should be included in their implementation.

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